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SFGTV
Mar 4, 2014 2:30pm PST
to the board as a committee report. it's an ordinance to amend the environment code to restrict the sale or distribution on city property of drinking water and plastic bottles of 21 ounces or less, set city policy to increase the availability of drinking water in public areas and buy the use of city funds to purchase bottled water and making requisite findings. >> president chiu. >> thank you, mr. chair. colleagues, i very much want to thank you for your consideration of this item as well as members of the community that have worked with my office for the better parts of nine months to move this forward. we all know with climate change and the importance of combating climate change that san francisco, we've been leading the way in fighting for our environment and this is why i ask you to support this legislation, to reduce and discourage the use of single use single serving plastic water bottles in san francisco. the ordinance we have in front of us really does three things. it helps to restrict the sale or distribution of bottled water on city property. it sets city policy to increase t
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2014 9:30am PST
hearing with the public utilities commission and department of the environment to review their plans for preserving water, and protecting san francisco's watershed from drought and fire, given we are in the midst of the worst dry spell in 100 years, and governor brown has asked all californians to reduce their water use by 20 city clerk: [hearing - drought preparations] sponsor: breed hearing with the public utilities commission and department of the environment to review their plans for preserving water, and protecting san francisco's watershed from drought and fire, given we are in the midst of the worst dry spell in 100 years, and governor brown has asked all californians to reduce their water use city clerk: [hearing - drought preparations] sponsor: breed hearing with the public utilities commission and department of the environment to review their plans for preserving water, and protecting san francisco's watershed from drought and fire, given we are in the midst of the worst dry spell in 100 years, and governor brown has asked all californians to reduce their water use by 20 ok
LINKTV
Mar 4, 2014 5:00am PST
on the agenda include tackling corruption, the gap between rich and poor, and concerns about the environment. and through all of this week, china's economy, through all of this, rather, china's economy continues to grow. president xi jinping and his administration are expected to introduce more reforms with the goal of achieving long-term stability. all this week we're bringing you insight and analysis with our special series, "china: road to reform." nhk world's raja pradhan is leading our coverage. he joins us live from beijing. raja? >> hi, gene. this once a year meeting is so important here in china that people in this country categorize it as its own season, the political season. npc spokesperson spoke to reporters ahead of the opening session. she talked about president xi jinping's determination to tackle bureaucratic corruption. fu says there will be zero tolerance for corrupt officials and anyone found guilty must be harshly punished. fu dismissed worries that other nations have exposed about china's ongoing military buildup. she said china believes it can maintain peace by strength
CNBC
Mar 4, 2014 4:00am EST
: in the new environment, our party faces many severe challenges. >> since then, the president's promised big reform, meant to shift the economy from fast paced to sustainable growth. those reforms are sure to be on the agenda at the national people's congress where investors hope the new administration will show they plan to walk the talk of reforms. investment house barclay's expects the government's anti-corruption drive to pick up speed after president xi jinping speeded up a campaign aimed at rooting out -- the brokerage, like many other firms hopes to see changes that would make the economy more account oriented. measures to help liberalize the financial sector and allow the currency to trade more freely. >> china policymakers are interested in bringing in more exchange rate flexibility. they need to have that before they open up their capital economy. >> reforms have raised awareness that this environmental problem can quickly become a social one. the pollution is a rut of years of double digit growth, no longer expected with the new leadership. most investors believe the government wi
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2014 8:00pm EST
. it was in a totally different environment. and now, i have a congressional black berry and a campaign i-phone plus a wireless beeper. i have high definition television sets. you name it. my 8-year-old son has a laptop computer and a tablet. whole different ball game. the way we use the internet and wireless communication, they all need to be brought up to speed. if we can get any bipartisanship in congress, you will see us do that. >> host: what kind of time frame? >> guest: this is greg walden trying. i am a spear carrier. i plan to be very involved. i would hope that with the right environment we could a bill in the next congress. and in this congress, mr. walden and upton told me they will set the groundwork. >> brendan: another issue you have been involved in is on-line gambling. sheldon elderson has come out against online gambling saying he is going to do whatever he can to stop this. >> guest: let's clarify. i am for internet poker. poker is a game of skill. if the best poker player was sitting around the table they would take all of money in a reasonable time. you maybe a super poker playe
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2014 1:30am PST
an incredible environment for them and it's really important that we stick to the hours for them otherwise there won't be a place for these kids to work and learn what they are doing and have an impact as a city. we are talking about affordable living and the city being livable, but without places like the marsh which we have been losing right and left, the city is not livable and when we talk about housing, we are talking about housing for working people because i understand the two, he didn't want to do the low income units. this is luxury. i hope you stick to what it's. if not, i will come back. i know we are on public access tv and i know that adds on 20 pounds. >> yes it does. i'm gene gore. this is my fourth time here and i also agree with all of the stipulations that you also so graciously and correctly passed unanimously and i don't understand why the opposition, the developers keep coming back and back and back. and also i'm very much in favor of having the construction down. i performed at the marsh. i know that i can't imagine performing with construction noises in the backgroun
KOFY
Mar 3, 2014 9:00pm PST
to balance the environment and economy. >>> from water to wine. an entrepreneur says he's done the miraculous. a look at his device that could help you whip up a pinot in just three days. stay with us. hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to talk to people like you. you always do what they tell you? no... try it, and see what your good driving can save you. you don't even have to switch. unless you're scared. i'm not scared, it's... you know we can still see you. no, you can't. pretty sure we can... try snapshot today -- no pressure. >>> the delicate balancing act over the future of lake tahoe is about to play out in court. the sierra club and environmental groups are facing off with the agency to regulates development in tahoe. tonight we'll look at each side claiming that it's the one that actually is protecting the lake. lake tahoe remains an environmental treasure in an area hit hard by economic problems. for decades the economy here was driven by casinos. competition from indian gaming changed everything. >
Bloomberg
Mar 4, 2014 12:00pm EST
they are thriving in this environment? >> yes. >> these black-and-white lemurs like their food so much so that -- i will admit it made me a bit uncomfortable to say the least. thankfully, the giant galapagos tortoises don't get as excited about mealtime. in fact, they can live months without food. this one is 30 years old. new 18 becausee she will live to be 200. ofnson has spent hundreds thousands of dollars on animal conservation. in addition to torres and lemurs, a shelter some rare birds. >> this one here was born blind and they are hand feeding him. he's doing very well. right there. the scarlet ibis was once native to this area of the caribbean. by the time richard moved here, there wasn't a single one left. >> i figure because they were so beautiful, they were killed for their feathers and disappeared. >> but richard branson has big plans for them. >> once we have enough here, they will start moving out to other islands and hopefully the british virgin islands it will have scarlet ibis and flamingos in all the ponds. >> but if i were an animal here, i would never leave. >> don't do that. >>
Bloomberg
Mar 4, 2014 2:00pm EST
regulatory environment, it is very difficult for banks to josep juy taking a risk if it defaults and it will take them three years to resolve that situation. in states like california, lender can get sued by a defaulted bar were for making a relatively minor error in the servicing or lending process. a lot of risks. >> the regulatory environment is not helping. what should the regulatory environment be? you have to have some rules. >> some of the rules were put in place that are very good. contact for the bar were. putting in place a really normative standard for making a loan. disclosure. all the things you heard about during the crisis. >> what about for the banks? agree -- we totally don't need to see the new agency that came out of the dodd frank law telling the banks with the price of mortgages ought to be. we should not have legislated the way that prepayment penalties work. as a low credit score bar were its mortgage come your score goes up immediately. another lender will come in and refinance you. that first lender will lose money. they're not going to do that. >> mark f
ABC
Mar 3, 2014 6:00pm PST
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KOFY
Mar 3, 2014 7:00pm PST
the environment and economy at lake tahoe. >> and a live look tonight from the top of mount tam you'll see how wet weather improved outlook for water supply. good evening. this next round of rain isn't a strong storm, but every drop counts in a drought, obviously. spencer? >> you're right. and we're counting many drops now. you can see light rainfall now. you can see that right here in the san francisco area from san francisco and south we have a steady rainfall at the moment. giving you the looping radar, you can see batches of rain beginning and continuing i should saying to move into our direction. nearly 4-tenths in mount st. helena. again, rain continues throughout the evening and overnight hours the totals will grow and we'll have totals later. >> the storm isn't looking like a big rain maker but last two were stronger and wetter. wayne freedman joins us with a look. >> people have been hearing about the drought. bad news, how about good news? this is bon tempe reservoir. it's full. that is excess water from the lake flowing into another lake. this is good news and means marin county is, wel
SFGTV
Mar 3, 2014 9:30pm PST
environment. that wasn't what we were asking for. we were asking for a site selection -- for a site selection city-wide to be completed. that's going to need to be done if we're going to be able to do a proper program. so, let's, as we roll this rfp process forward, let's make sure that we're pushing the envelope on getting something big enough that will get us 50% clean energy ~. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >>> hi, i will start where mr. brooks left off, which is 50% clean energy, 50% of our energy load within 10 years. that was what was originally envisioned in the work that has been done and we believe that that is demonstrably possible. i would like to also echo lafco's staff, thanks to lafco's staff for working with us. it was definitely a collaborative process and track changes is never fun. i would like to -- i'll also mention that we did send both commissioners and staff some recommendations for folks that we think would be great experts for the review panel. and that did include both commissioner and staff from the sfpuc. ultimately, having been to many of these puc meetings
Bloomberg
Mar 4, 2014 1:00pm EST
environment. it brings much greater value to our customers. >> there have been very successful tech ipos recently. the environment seems quite good. why not take advantage of that now? >> is more than about the short-term money. about building something great to last year look at our customers. 95,000 customers large and small. we are putting 40,000 unique users on a day. this is what we're focused on. the thing that is whipping in the win for us is the tremendous it -- return on investment our customers are getting. john will be speaking at our momentum conference. 150 countries and on average, they saved $30 per document and have reduced their turnaround time by 21 days. >> it sounds like what you're hinting at is when you're at a public company, there is a pressure to focus on the quarter is focusing on the ground game and not the long ball. is that what happens still at public companies? >> i think it allows our entire leadership team to focus on our customers, and our partners, as public to when you are a company and you focus on quarter after quarter after quarter. we are taking ad
Bloomberg
Mar 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
of strategic partners. that is fundamental to our strategy. to thrive in a heterogeneous environment. been successful tech ipos recently. the environment seems good. why not take advantage? >> it is more than about the short-term money. it is about building something great to last. we look at our customers -- have 95,000 customers large and small. we are putting 40,000 unique users on a day. this is what we're focused on. the thing that is really whipping the wind for us is the tremendous return on investment that our customers are getting. john henshaw will be speaking at our momentum conference. he is with hp. save $30erage, they per document and have reduce turnaround time by 21 days. >> it sounds like what you're hinting at is that when you are at a public of any is that there is a pressure to focus on the you areand that focusing on the ground game, not the long ball. is that what happens at public companies? >> it allows our entire leadership team to focus on our customers and on our partners as opposed to when you are a public company and you are focused on quarter after quarter aft
PBS
Mar 3, 2014 8:30pm PST
and polite and france to the environments. mix all of this china's economy continues to twelve presidential campaign and his administration are pushing ahead with reforms as a team for long term stability. one insight and analysis on weekends. one of the series and china will to reform an age heroes from jakarta is covering this story in and they should in today's china's biggest annual political event kicks off right here in the capital and preparations are fully underway. one of the biggest concerns right now its security as thousands of representatives of dr here in beijing. there's even a bigger security presence because of this weekend's deadly attack in the southern city of twenty. isn't that what i saw around the meeting venue. the main square in the center of teaching is also the center of political power. i've read it to the west is the great hall of the people would just once a year china's biggest issues i put forth prioritize and discuss. this composition egos and gathering in that building in a few days from now to determine the country's future direction. and security all arou
PBS
Mar 4, 2014 9:00am PST
the environment. and through all of this china's economy continues to grow present she's thinking and his administration are expected to introduce more of forms with the goal of achieving long term stability all this week. we're bringing you an insight and analysis with their special series china road to reform nhk world's rajah prada is covering the story in beijing this was a year meeting is so important in china that people in this country categorize it as its own season in the political season. and bc spokesperson for again spoke to reporters ahead of the opening session she talked about cars than she should team's determination to tackle bureaucratic corruption instead they'll be zero tolerance for corrupt officials and anyone found guilty must be harshly punished. dismissed worries that other nations have expressed about china's ongoing military buildup. she said china believes he can maintain peace by spring. and if the chinese people can only be rest assured if there's a strong force defending their homeland and to acknowledge environmental problems same pollution is a major chall
SFGTV
Mar 3, 2014 9:00pm PST
of the funding that's available through our department of environment. the department of environment has a contract with pg&e to spend some of those energy efficiency dollars. they are part of the every three-year reassessment and reengagement with pg&e on those programs in doing research on the balance of the fund available, we are aware once you are cca, you can access those funds. you don't have to be -- you don't have to have cca customer to access though funds. but it did you the california administratored at the sfpuc do expect you to operate a community aretion ~ aggregate [speaker not understood]. i'd be happy to provide for you a copy of the memo that goes into more detail about these options because we did explore them, but we don't believe that we can pursue them at this time given the status of our cleanpowersf program. >> and wonder if there is a counter opinion to that, whether we can actually pursue them. we don't have customers, but we do have a framework for, you know, program. mr. freed? >> jason freed, lafco staff. i will not disagree with what ms. hale said. the one d
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 12:30am EST
as less than important. the current command environment makes it hard to keep outside influences away from all criminal cases in a command regardless of the commander's view or the unit's view of them as commanders. removing all judicial punishment decisions from the command will keep them clear of all repercussions, including to their command, their career, and their general morale of the unit. loafing judicial punishment with commanders is not just a problem in the mishandling of sexual assault cases with the victim blaming. i have experienced, as well as others, a command environment is simply not a top -- not a top-down environment. my new -- a new commander may take command in an established structure, and the disruption of the structure regardless of how honorable their intentions can lead challenges to that command. this removal of the judicial punishments from the command would remove conflicts both to and from the commanders. this also prevents a commander from lessening the charges to whatever keeps it in the command, or at its lowest levels, either out of concern that the accuse
CNBC
Mar 3, 2014 10:00pm EST
't work in an environment where the owner questions every single thing you do. >> i repeated myself three times. you didn't fix the problem. >> with no cars on the lot, and no process in place, athans motors has been losing over $1.8 million a year. if help doesn't arrive within days, athans motors will be forced to close its doors forever, and pete will lose his entire life savings. >> if i close this place down, it would be catastrophic. i'm so mad at myself. >> i've just arrived at athans motors, and i can't figure out if this place is even open. where are all the cars? what they do have is all super high-end. in a good used car dealership you have to have affordable cars. they're not even close to what the market really calls for. they could be $30,000 over, per car, what they actually should be carrying. wow. look at this place. the first thing i noticed in the showroom is i feel like i've just entered caesar's palace. clouds painted on the ceiling, i see murals all over the place. i'm waiting for zeus to pop out. there are no customers around, and much like the lot outside, the only
Bloomberg
Mar 4, 2014 8:00am EST
is they actually know who you are in a banking environment without having to use a password, just based on .our bio metric interaction they came to us and it was competitive. putting $3 million together and the way it works is we aggregate the investors who go on to our site and see a presentation from the company and watch a rep -- webinar, and they decide and start from $10,000 up. you can try to pick the next whatsapp. it is critical to mention you have got to build a portfolio. this stuff is so risky. you have to diversify. if you do not have 5, 10, or 15 of the companies, you're not doing it right. today ormpany started even in the last few years, do you see their equity strategy as acquisitions or going the ipo route? >> people always prefer ipo because you can build real value and continue building the company. an ipo is another funding event to raise money and better valuation so you continue to build value. most ipos are not showing several others -- selling shareholders. there are a lot of them in israel. 800 are bought for each woman goes public. we have a lot of companies traded in new
Bloomberg
Mar 4, 2014 3:00pm EST
. >> would you say they are thriving? >> arriving in this environment in the environment? yes. >> it made me a bit uncomfortable, to say the least. giant tortoises do not get as excited about meal time. in fact, they can live months without food. this one is 30 years old. 30 may be the new 18 because she will live to 200. ransom spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on animal conservation. in addition, he shelters rare birds. >> this was warned blind. hand feeding him. doing very well. there.e one right this was once native to this area of the caribbean. by the time richard moved here, not a single one left. >> i think because they are so beautiful, they were killed. >> richard branson has a plan for them. >> once we have enough here, they will start having to other islands. hopefully the british virgin islands will have the flamingos and all the ponds. >> if i were an animal, i would never leave. >> don't do that. i did not like it when all of the lemurs were crawling all over me. they have nails. were climbing up my legs. >> if he is successful, and you are talking about the crimson bird,
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 4:00pm EST
at an environment and public works committee hearing on adapting to climate change argued that we'd all be better off if the glaciers just went away. if they just melted away. after all, he told the committee, we evolved at the equator in a climate where freezing weather did not exist. it could be said that frost and ice are the enemies of life. he continued, "obviously if the glaciers stop melting, there will be no more meta-wall street from them -- no more melt water from them, so are you saying that you want the glaciers to stop melting? en this where would the irrigation water come from i say, let the glaciers melt." that's the witness the republicans put up. let the glaciers melt. i guess he missed the difference between seasonal melting, whose annual rhythms fill our streams and rivers for drinking water and fishing and farming and glaciers outright melting away. now, mr. president, there's another little trick the deniers like to play when it's or a little snow falls here in washington or back in their home states, they say, how could there be global warming when it is cold out? and, yes,
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2014 2:00pm PST
protest on an environment in a generation. >> we have thousands of young people here in the streets of washington, marching to the white house, to risk arrest, to demand obama said no to keystone xl. >> the most important issue that we're facing and it's going to affect millions of people all over the world. >> this is a march to show that young people care, care about our future, we're willing to come together and act, and now he needs to act. we are here together to show forth and president obama needs to make a pipeline. >> we need to show obama a lot of people who got him elected, youth vote, student vote, want him to take a stronger stance on climb and reject the pipe. >> we get arrested. first thing that this is not going to do anything. but as you go forth and you see people come to you and tell you you're a precedent you set, it has a huge impact. the most important thing pitting your body again the gears of the machine and say this madness must stop. >> what is profound about the sound bite we played the young lady said this is going to affect millions and millions of peopl
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 5:30pm EST
in any business environment, to grow their business they're looking to latin america, asia, africa, parts of the world that are still developing, and where smoking unlike here in the united states, not frowned upon at all but extremely popular. >> john, it's interesting, we were talking about this a bit earlier, it will be curious to see what walgreen's does next. it seems to me that a decision like this from cvs puts all kinds of pressure on the 23,478 one, walgreen's, to make a similar decision. >> reporter: i think that's absolutely right. you have to remember that walgreen's is the number one player in this particular market. and they have issued a statement today in which they have said we al jazeera america gives you the total news experience anytime, anywhere. more on every screen. digital, mobile, social. visit aljazeera.com. follow @ajam on twitter. and like aljazeera america on facebook for more stories, more access, more conversations. so you don't just stay on top of the news, go deeper and get more perspectives on every issue. al jazeera america. >> jose's death is part of wh
PBS
Mar 3, 2014 6:30pm PST
in the long term. the short term, sure there is a risk off environment that may see more volatility. >> i assume, andres, russia is included and the stock market was down 12% or so today. if you're in a general emerging markets fund, you're going to feel it, aren't you? >> absolutely. i think short term you'll see -- you'll take a hit there and in the next couple weeks. having said that, this is also going to create opportunities for long-term investors because not all these countries put in the emerging market index are the same. for instance, indiana is in the emerging market index is one of the countries that i favor at this point over the next two or three years, yet, it was down 1.5%. doesn't have a lot to do with ukraine or russia, the economy doesn't. it was down. so it should create opportunities. you need to differentiate between the ri opportunity. >> what kind of investm changes should investors make? emerging markets, we just talked about that. investors have stock in big u.s. multi nationals that have a lot of trade with europe, which would be impacted by this ukrainian situa
SFGTV
Mar 3, 2014 10:00pm PST
department of environment staff as well. we've seen that they have been ready to go on program like cleanpowersf and doing other renewable energy projects and efficiency projects and their involvement will be key. along the same lines, in a little bit of a critical vein, it would be good to know what's going on with the climate action plan that was recently put out because originally it mentioned cleanpowersf, among other things, and now it's not the same. it would be good to find out when we're going to have a hearing on that and maybe in lafco if necessary. and then finally, one of the thing that will make it possible to fund the clean energy is to develop a public bank and we hadn't heard much about that. so, just wanted to get the status on that from chair avalos and perhaps staff. thanks. >> thank you very much. we will have a hearing on march 31st related to the climate protection plan, and that was also something that my pdf, the original pdf that went out on that, jeremy pollack in my office searched for the words cleanpowersf in that document and he found that it was actual
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2014 2:00am PST
interest. at the same tone he needs to understand the environment he's moving into and the neighborhood he's moving into and needs to accept the decision you made that is you must be a good neighbor and treat your neighbors in a way that is not going to perhaps affect their ability to survive. that's what this is all at stake. for that i thank you for taking efforts to make sure the marsh doesn't thrive and survive. i think we can coexist. thank you for allowing that. >>> good evening, my name is joy and i'm speaking on behalf of the housing association. i'm asking you to comply with the last hearing. the last california code 56689.5 is inapplicable. i read the law. it's unapplicable on numerous ground because of the process not having been completed. the board of appeals has made it's findings base on substantial evidence and there is well grounded on the planning of the city and the mixed use for special stores. it's a restaurant and i would tad developer really has though challenge. i support a building with four floors and maybe 10 units and i also support affordable housing. real ho
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2014 10:00am PST
. richie. supervisor tang, any questions? okay. thank you. mr. rodriguez from the environment department. >> good afternoon. i want to spend some time to talk about education activities that our department takes in support to get around conservation to city san franciscans and water users and we play a role to sf puc and do many activities. one that i wanted to focus on our if i can is our school education program and working with san francisco unified and various schools in order to do that. also i have a quick powerpoint. if we can put the that up as i walk through the items. since 2001 our school education team has been involved in water education. thanks to the support from the san francisco public utilities commission. we have designed a program called save our bay which we target to 5th grade classes merely teaching about water pollution prevention and promote water conservation. today we given over 800 presentation to 5th graders reaching about 25,000 students here in san francisco. in addition the team has developed a variety of fact sheets about environmental topics including wa
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2014 11:00am PST
and it was wonderful people and wonderful environment and i hope i had a chance to complete something for the city >> thank you very much for being here (clapping.) >> congratulations. >> thank you, congratulations. >> so next item on my reporter is the water report mr. rich i didn't. >> thank you, steve assistant general manager for water the slides is an update on our water situation looking forward. you know, the total reservoir storage is about a million arc feet but we are dealing with 3 hundred thousand is directly available for our hetch hetchy reservoir. we're working on another project to make more water available for drink. the precipitation is good 40 in february in terms of the precipitation but still just a drop in the bucket to where we would be at this point. again, i included the table of our assistant storage and the current storm in cherry lake is 2 hundred and accomplice acre and that's a significant amount of water. the two grafts you you've come to see and appreciate is first precipitation again, the red line is above 1976, 77 but been stable in the last few weeks we shoul
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2014 11:30am PST
been discussions about the joint agency that came along after the department of the environment i know we're working on the scheduling of that i asked for information back on items that we're going to discuss in in addition to that i asked for a report related to some projects out in the southeast sector and i'm eager to hear back on any outstanding items commissioners. hearing none - i'll go ahead and call for any public comment? >> you're having any public comment on item 23. >> yeah. other commission business. i'm sure you may have committed before i came into the room ems on monday there's a joint puc hearing about clean power sfusd and i'll encourage you to attend and i'll be supportive. i know this commission and mr. particular some of the commissioners have received some hash comments from advocates but i know that really we all want the same goal to get a large escape of new energy be it further resolved built rapidly in san francisco. and even though the san francisco public utilities commission staff are working telephone number on this we released on rfp last friday to pun
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2014 12:00pm PST
own it's particularly harmful for pregnant women. so e sethsd emit in the environment and in the clean indoor air is harmful. research is emerging and we're seeing the youth uptake where we see mixed results in terms of whether or not it helps people quit and it's not a harmless vapor. thanks >> good afternoon, commissioners i'm with the youth leadership institute we work with youth people throughout the city and e cigarettes came up as one of the issues that our youth cares about in the bayview and tenderloin etc. a few status tobacco companies actually control the vast majority of the e cigarette market. last year the city was vabld as a $2 billion industry and is growing. another fact there is a lot of marketing dollars into their product $201,220,800,000 and it's gone up draefk. the largest is owned by laura ladder and in he remembers of youth uptake there's been a doubling in the number of users in the last two years in 20114.6 tyrannies were using and it is definitely being market toward children and youth. i'm going to show you some adds. so like this is an ad that says it tast
FOX News
Mar 4, 2014 2:00am PST
. the project would be bad for the environment. in january the u.s. state department released a report saying it would have little environmental impact. >> it is moving on a busy highway between houston and dallas, texas after a highway was turned into a ice skating rink. causing gridlock on the 30 mile stretch of the highway for about 16 hours. >> people stuck in their cars for 14 hours. we had people sleep in the parking lot in their cars because there was no place to go. there were no hotel rooms left. >> traffic began moving late last night. law enforcement urging caution and to watch out for the black ice. >> the weather continues to be a big story across the country. the snow may be gone but freezing temperatures they are not. >> another blast of arctic air celting across half of occur ur country. >> the temperatures seeing well below average across the midwest the plains ants into the northeast. that has been a trend for the last several months. the cold arctic blast settling in. the current windchill temperatures as you head out the door this morning staying below zero in the teens in
LINKTV
Mar 4, 2014 8:00am PST
decided that he would try to answer that question and he runs this environment will help program and collected sippy cups from and sentnd toys "r" us them to an independent lab in texas to be tested. he found out in fact roughly 1/3 of them did contain estrogen-like chemicals. >> in that pink sippy cup? >> his daughter's sippy cup was reaching estrogenic chemicals. his fears were founded. >> what can i do to her? >> this is the big question. we know a lot about bpa. it is one of the most of the chemicals on the planet. and we know these chemicals generally are associated with a range of negative health effects. but the specific effect of any slightlymical varies from chemical to chemical. we actually don't know what chemical is leaching out of that sippy cup. it is impossible to know. there is a high correlation with rest cancer -- with breast cancer. other specific diseases vary from chemical to chemical. michael green, the way he describes it as an implant science experiment that we are on our families all of the time. >> we're going to take a break and then come back to this d
CW
Mar 4, 2014 4:00am CST
. c p s says it's working to ensure a proper environment for students to take the test. according to some parents, but district made calls to stress the test is required by state and federal law. >> i am against it. i sent my daughter out of it because i am aware is not counting toward promotion or anything. >> the state board of education says the test provide a valuable data on how districts are ferrying in meeting higher benchmarks. this morning the test is supposed to be administered to all students grades 3-8 regardless of whether they are opting out. back to you. >> suspended. getting a second chance. cbs took away their city championship and their 24 victories because they used players that were academically ineligible. the head coach was suspended. now the illinois high school association says the school can still be in the state tournament. there will keep their top seed but they still won't have two of their best players or coaches. parents of players at other schools have mixed reactions. >> i think they should have a chance especially if there were number one the work
CNBC
Mar 4, 2014 3:00pm EST
room in a portfolio for equities in an environment of low rates, even if they're going higher, they're going higher in a very slow fashion, if you want. growth is subdued but is still supportive. so that's overall an environment where you want to be in stocks. >> you know, you're the big picture type of investor, and the big picture for the u.s. market for the last four years has been all of the easy money policy from the federal reserve and plenty of people feel like that's why we are sitting at all-time highs right now. so why wouldn't it reverse itself as the fed begins to pull back on the easy money and even if it starts to raise interest rates sooner rather than later, why isn't this a time when the market starts to retreat, where are we still going higher now? >> well, i think although, you know, we're expecting a normalization of rates at some point in the future, we're not talking about something very quick or very drastic. and at the same time the world is healing from its traumatic experience, if you want, from the crisis. so all of this is supportive. now, actually, clear
Bloomberg
Mar 4, 2014 4:00am EST
in this environment. bitt made me a uncomfortable, to say the least. giantnkfully, the galapagos tortoise do not get excited about meal time. they can live months without food. because hee new 18 is going to live to 200. to cornices and lemurs, it shelters rare birds. >> doing very well. right here. >> i see him right there. it was once native to the area of the caribbean and when he moved here, there was not a single one left. >> because they are beautiful, they may have been killed for the feathers. >> branson has a big plan for them. >> once we have enough, we will move them on and hopefully, they will have scarlet ibis there. >> i would never leave. >> yeah. yeah. yeah. >> trish regan, bloomberg. >> whether animal or human. thethose listening on radio, the first word is up next. or our viewers, the pulse is back. we'll talk to the chief executive officer. our top story is that the ukraine is in crisis and we talked to the ukraine ambassador to the k -- the u.k. he seestalk about how this evolving. you can follow us on twitter. i know that there has been good stuff on cars and car pictures. we wi
FOX Business
Mar 4, 2014 4:00pm EST
or not we have business-friendly environment in this country. coming from a guy deep the in numbers, senior economist for federal bank of chicago, do you see a business-friendly environment in this country right now? >> that is another good question. in terms of business-friendly there is regulatory side and i think there is a general sense of uncertainty and hesitancy that, that potential entrepreneurs or even workers looking to move from job to job might face or feel like they face in terms of kind of pulling the trigger, whether moving to another job or generating growth at their company. i think in terms of the business climate, i've been concerned for a few years now about the hesitancy. so, one example i give in some research i've done with coauthors, looking how firms higher and -- hire and how much effort they put into the recruiting effort. if we look at recent data from john openings and labor statistics survey, we see vacancy rate, job vacancy rate, firms are posting recovered pretty well. it is still not where it was but recovered pretty well since the end of the recession but t
CNBC
Mar 4, 2014 1:00pm EST
at morgan stanley is still bullish, saying look, in this type of environment it's all about growth, even though you do have some big valuations in certain sectors within tech. that's where the growth is and that's where you see investors going and particularly on a day like today, they are flocking towards a tech-heavy nasdaq index. >> understandably so. thanks, sheila. appreciate it very much. >>> the dow is having its best day of the year. we are up almost 218 points on the trading session. now bob pisani is here. it's lifting almost all boats today. >> that's right. earlier today it was ten to one advancing to declining stocks. relief rally's a good way to describe this given what happened yesterday and the strength of the rally. midcap, historic high. small cap, russell 2000 at an historic high. the volatility in the vix, remember yesterday it went from 14 to 16? it went back down to 14 today, indication that tensions are easing. we don't know why. it was always unclear what the military action would be. it seems very clear we don't know what's going to happen but tanks are not going
Bloomberg
Mar 3, 2014 7:00pm EST
the environment than much the same way another would. -- the same way a dolphin would, but without the clicks. creating a three-dimensional map of everything, making 2.5 million measurements every second. it means the car can accelerate, brake, or swerve without being told to. it is autonomous. >> there is a long way to go in that. the next big step will be cars talking to cars, road conditions and safety conditions. i suspect the technology will be there before the legislation and drivers are ready to accept it. >> ford aims to have them on the road by the next few years. >> selling cars is a job that often carries a negative stigma, but there is one salesman who has found success in a life dealing wheels. here's edwards. >> there is not any car that i cannot supply within 40 hours. i've never been challenged. >> if you want a supercar, where do you go to buy one? london's mayfair might sound like a good place to start, or you could try behind these gates. in england's rural midlands. it is here that you will meet tom hartley, a school dropout who has been selling cars and and -- since he wa
Bloomberg
Mar 3, 2014 11:00pm EST
. this is a very volatile environment. things happen. that tweet has nearly 3 million right now. they won. everyone won. samsung moved the bar forward as for the duration in a stylish way. ellen degeneres is a big social media queen now. everyone is a winner. >> such an awesome moment there from the oscars. i thought ellen did pretty good. what do you think? >> i love her. pepsico was a sponsor. the pizza boxes have coca-cola logos on them. pepsi may not be so happy either. i like her spontaneity and vibe. >> great to see you. thank you so much for joining us. more executive shakeup at microsoft. we are going to talk about the changes and what they might mean for the new ceo satya nadella when we come back. ♪ >> welcome back to "bloomberg west." satya nadella is shuffling management in an effort to reignite growth here at he is putting former political operative mark penn in the role of chief strategy officer. it is the most extensive shakeup for nadella yet. he was named ceo just last month. cory johnson is in new york. with me here is ari leavy. who is mark penn? >> a longtime political strateg
Bloomberg
Mar 4, 2014 5:00pm EST
? >> is always been a learning environment that i think the egg is part about it is meeting the people. 35,000 people who are early adopters. they are entrepreneurs and converge in this little funny place that is called austin, texas. it has become the place to meet people. one of the companies you will be looking for is atlas. this is about wearable technology? >> it is a big part of what is going on now. it is the buzz everywhere. atals is a great company because it really fits into the health category where we are trying to measure all of these things going on in our bodies and become more fit. all this take information about your exercise program and then you create graphs and you can track your progress, right? you can measured against your friends? >> really get into better shape. it is amazing how this company has such an amazing run and raised half $1 million already. me.3 and this is a different kind of investigation and health. tell us about it. >> they do dna testing. you mail it in and they could tell you a lot of things about your dna. you can learn where you came from, what d
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
and inform community decisions about the environment and the economy. but maybe the most important factor is many of the hard-working people in this particular part of the state depend on the york river to support their jobs. the york river is a place where people go to work. ommercial and we see this especially in the western part of the united states that when he's areas are designated either wild and scenic or wilderness, what happens is areas around that become de facto wilderness or de facto wild and scenic which many, many times imposes on private property rights. now we've experienced that more in the west than what my colleagues have in the east and my colleague from maine expressed rightly so this has very, very broad support. i'm sure it does. they work very hard on that but the danger in the future is, if taken to the extreme, you could have, unless we had within the study, you could have some pressures on private property rights. we think that is sufficiently important to put that in the studies so that those that will be affected know about it. i hope the outcome is such that
PBS
Mar 4, 2014 5:30am PST
businesses. your nanny boundaries in policies and procedures. the bigger environment becomes better you'll be easier for us make a living across the country there are hundreds of millions of families like to meet us total and struggled and three. for many times that identity is not just about six thousand individuals like mr the day to me that each person's faith is closely connected with the changes our nation the government is pushing the country's coast changes the new leadership to authors see jean king has promised a comprehensive reforms the government says the problem least on the faces of part of a structural problem that calls for structural changes that i didn't really match the team concludes that it's going to the nation of the chinese nation which ought to reshape the life of its content. that my daughter and her laugh you can. i took this in the least my parents. one man team. who wanted mine. i grew up in small been reached and experienced hard times. i'm grateful for anything we have today. i like dream is to raise to help finance her whole family. that's my contribution
ABC
Mar 3, 2014 4:00pm PST
, as kelly likes to say out in natural element. stars in their natural environment. >> stars in the wild. >> it's just fun to be able to talk and catch up. i know i'm star struck. to be in the room to see everybody it's such an awe moment. >> kelly says her favorite moment was seeing steve mcqueen jumping for joy. there he goes he accepted the oscar for best picture. for all winners and highlights go to our web site. plus go to our facebook page to share how you think ellen did hosting the show. >> and we want to thank you for taking part in our oscar give away. we awarded tickets to seven lucky people that liked us. today's winner is kevin c from san francisco. congratulations to kevin and other winners. >> they get to go free. >> yes. absolutely. >> we've got rain. >> yes. spencer christian is up on the roof and has the umbrella out. >> all right, matthew mcconaughey, all right, all right. it's go to live doppler 7 verga is not hitting the ground but hanging on in spots in the north bay. especially around santa rosa and off shore there, just off the golden gate. you can see a better-or
ABC
Mar 3, 2014 5:30pm PST
attempt. >> and a delicate balancing act between the environment and economy at lake tahoe. >> and a live look tonight from the top of mount tam you'll see how wet weather improved outlook for water supply. good evening. this next round of rain isn't a strong storm, but every drop counts in a drought, obviously. spencer? >> you're right. and we're counting many drops w. you can see light rainfall now. you can see that right here in the san francisco area from san francisco and south we have a steady rainfall at the moment. giving you the looping radar, you can see batches of rain beginning and continuing i should saying to move into our direction. nearly 4-tenths in mount st. helena. again, rain continues throughout the evening and overnight hours the totals will grow and we'll have totals later. >> the storm isn't looking like a big rain maker but last two were stronger and wetter. wayne freedman joins us with a look. >> people have been hearing about the drought. bad
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